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Alice Elliott Dark is an Associate Professor in the MFA program and the English Department. She is the author of two novels, Fellowship Point and Think of England, and two collections of short stories, In The Gloaming and Naked to the Waist. She also wrote a book of Satire, The Betty Book, under a pseudonym. Her work has appeared in, among others, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Redbook, DoubleTake, Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards , and translated into many languages. “In the Gloaming,” a story, was chosen by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Stories of The Century and was made into films by HBO and Trinity Playhouse. Her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many anthologies. She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and has been awarded Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowships for residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.